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India’s BJP, INC pitted in tough battles as counting of votes...

NEW DELHI (Xinhua) - India’s main opposition party, the Indian National Congress (INC), seems to have made an impressive comeback if the election results’...

Russia gives ex-navy man 14 years for ‘Ukraine spying’

MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian court yesterday sentenced a retired officer from its naval fleet based in Crimea to 14 years in prison for passing...

Mozambique finds 30,000 ghost officials costing USD250M

MAPUTO (AFP) - Mozambique's government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 "ghost employees" in its civil service who cost USD250 million between...

Ex-US senators warn of ‘constitutional crisis’ under Trump

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Forty-four former US Senators from both major US parties warned on Monday of threats to US democracy under President Donald Trump, and...

Verdict expected in Ford ‘Dirty War’ trial in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - A verdict was expected yesterday in the trial of two former Ford Motor Company executives in Argentina who are accused...

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran confirmed yesterday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticised a...

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters...

Iran jails three rights lawyers

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has sentenced two human rights lawyers to six years in prison and a third to 13 years, newspapers reported...

Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede

ROME (AP) - Italian prosecutors said on Monday they have placed eight people, including one minor, under investigation in connection with a stampede at...

Kosovo’s PM says new army will serve world peace

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo’s prime minister said on Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor...

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